Several vessels near to location of huge explosion in port of Beirut

A massive explosion struck the port of Beirut in the early evening of Tuesday August 4th. Lloyds List Intelligence and Marine Traffic listed the following vessels as being close to or at the port at the time of the explosion. The largest vessel close to the explosion was CMA CGM Lyra (IMO 9410806)...

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Supreme Court will hear owners’ appeal in case of the CMA CGM Libra

Quadrant Chambers reports that the UK Supreme Court will hear the shipowners’ appeal from the decision in Alize 1954 v Allianz Elementar Versicherungs AG (The CMA CGM LIBRA) [2020] EWCA Civ 293, after granting permission to appeal. The appeal will consider the legal test for unseaworthiness, the...

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W K Webster launches US Hull & Marine Liability Claims service

Marine and transit claims consultants WK Webster, which has hub offices in London, Singapore and New York, plus other offices in Rotterdam and Los Angeles, has launched a US Hull and Marine Liability Claims Service, based in New York. The new service will initially be staffed by William (“Liam”)...

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Salvage of Golden Ray suspended due to Covid-19 and hurricane season

The removal of the wreck of capsized car carrier Golden Ray (IMO 9775816) from St Simon’s Sound off Brunswick, Georgia, USA, has been suspended because of the combined impacts of the hurricane season and the Covid-19 pandemic, the Unified Command has announced. It was announced earlier this month...

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